Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Or Maybe You Did

6 Famous Films (You Had No Idea Were Hell Behind The Scenes)

7 comments:

Deb said...

Wait--according to the article, nobody remembers Cimino's follow-up to THE DEERHUNTER? Nobody remembers HEAVEN'S GATE, one of Hollywood's biggest, most indulgent fiascos and subject of at least one insider tell-all? I'm having trouble with that.

/Whatever happened to Michael Cimino's remake of THE FOUNTAINHEAD? Perhaps it's best not to ask.

Bill Crider said...

Maybe people remember HEAVEN'S GATE, but how many of them actually sat through it? (I did.)

Deb said...

Me too! My husband and I watched it after reading Stephen Bach's FINAL CUT (the insider tell-all I refer to above). It was pretty damn bad, especially in one crazy scene of complete violent mayhem where the newly-arrived immigrants' screams are subtitled things like, "I'm so scared!" People being shot at in the middle of a range war are scared? Thanks for the heads-up, Mike, or I might never have figured it out. Also, I have never figured out the relationship between Kris Kristofferson and the woman at the end of the movie. Well, there's lots I never figured out about it--and undoubtedly never will.

Bill Crider said...

Maybe if you'd seen The Director's Cut . . . .

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I watched it too, all 4 - or however many it was - hours.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Why did Herbert Ross have a reputation as a "woman's director" if he was that much of a d1ckhead?

Gerard Saylor said...

I remember that HEAVEN'S GATE was long and had lots of shooting with an absurd final battle. HEAVEN'S GATE was one of the few flicks I watched that ran onto a second VHS tape.